Puerto Morelos is a village surrounded by mangroves on the coast between Cancún and Playa del Carmen only 13 miles from the Cancún international airport. Puerto Morelos is a 2 road town that is very laid back and peaceful with a brand new beautiful town square.
The last five days I have been wracking my brain about what I could possibly write about. Each morning I wake up and eat a fantastic breakfast which makes me feel sleepy again so I may recline in a hammock or carry a beach chair to the beach to sit in the shade of a palm tree while I alternate between dozing off and staring out at the ocean and sifting the soft as sugar sand through fingers and toes. I feel like I’ve been in a stupor. After several hours I’ll go back the inn to take a dip in the pool and shower and then it’s time to go out for dinner.
Sleep, Eat, Snooze, Swim, Eat, Repeat.
Friday we decided it was time to do something different and go explore.
Which of the statements below do you think are true:
- A) Traveled to and from Cancún to visit the Maya Culture and Archeological Museum, experienced a cloud burst, got soaking wet waiting for a bus, saw a beautiful rainbow. Rode in a bus without a/c with dozens of hotel housekeepers in their matching uniforms heading home after their shift.
- B) Visited a La Isla mall where we had Starbucks Coffee as well as a McDonalds’ sundae and for dinner ate fifty-cent tacos and fed scraps to a street dog,
- C) Took a total of 7 rides (3 bus rides, 3 colectivo rides, and one taxi). One bus driver blasted his music at full volume and sang while driving, collecting fares, making change, honking his horn, talking on his phone, and stopping at bus stops every 1000 meters and another driver ripped off the side mirror of a parked car while roaring down a narrow street.
- D) All of the above.
The correct answer is D.
We decided to go to take a day trip to Cancún since we had never been there on our prior trips to this area. Our hotel host suggested visiting La Isla Mall and the Maya Cultural and Archeological Museum and told us there were two transportation options: The Easy Way and The Hard Way. The Easy Way would be to take a taxi, but a round trip would cost approximately $50 USD.
We, of course, decided to take The Hard Way because it was the less expensive way coming in at only $12 and because it was a way to immerse ourselves in the local Mexican culture and were rewarded with the unique experiences described in the unforgettable scenarios of A, B, and C.
Covid precautions: Masks are required in businesses. The grocery store and small restaurants have ropes or chains separating entrances and exits and many greet their customers with a squirt of hand sanitizer and a digital thermometer reading!
Keep on travelin’